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Saturday, April 21 News

Fairfield man pleads guilty to evading taxes on $2M

A Fairfield man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to evading taxes on millions of dollars he made in his own name and through a technology company he ran.

Federal authorities said 51-year-old Robert Joseph Parker waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to a single criminal count at federal court in New Haven.

Prosecutors said Parker ran an information technology business called Success Zone, LLC, but did not pay taxes on $2 million he made between 1996 and 2012.

The office of Deirdre M. Daly, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, says the federal government believes that Parker owes approximately $2 million in taxes, interest and penalties on personal income for tax years 1996 through 2012, and for Success Zone, LLC, for tax years 2003 through 2012.

Parker is to be sentenced on June 17. In addition to the prison time and tax penalties, he faces a fine of up to $100,000.